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Smith Micro Releases New Version of StuffIt 9.5 for Windows

Nov 21, 2006
New Software Version Includes Improved Office Integration and Support for Strong Encrypted Zip Archives

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) today released StuffIt Deluxe® 9.5 for Windows, the latest version of its award winning data compression, access, and management tool for the PC. With its revolutionary image compression technology, StuffIt achieves what no other compression product has been able to do - reduce the size of JPEG photos and images up to 30% with absolutely no loss in image quality. StuffIt Deluxe 9.5 combines a powerful patent-pending compression technology with an easy-to-use interface that allows even novice users to accomplish a wide range of essential file management tasks, such as compressing and sending photos via email and scheduling backups of recently changed files.

"StuffIt's JPEG compression technology provides a new solution that offers smaller files without any penalty of reduced picture clarity." said Matthew Covington, Director of StuffIt Product Line. "Whether you store data securely in space-saving archives or safely send it to your friends or co-workers, StuffIt makes it easier and faster than ever to backup, upload files, and protects you from hidden viruses in compressed, archived, or encoded files ...automatically."

Overview of Features and Benefits for StuffIt 9.5 for Windows:

  • NEW! Strong Encrypted Zip Support - StuffIt now allows you to open encrypted Zip files using the 256bit AES method.

  • NEW! Improved MS Office Integration - Users of the new version can save time and keystrokes by saving, zipping, and sending documents from Word®, Excel®, or Outlook® with just a single click.

  • Improved! Compression Speed and Compression Rates - New version includes several speed enhancements designed to provide faster performance when creating and expanding Zip and StuffIt archives.

  • Easy-to-Use Interface - StuffIt creates .zip, .sitx, and .tar archives from one convenient location! It's user-friendly wizards take you step-by-step through each process.

  • Backup Data Fast - StuffIt is the easiest way to protect your data or your entire hard disk. Users can schedule backups to run automatically even while they sleep! StuffIt also has the ability to send a confirmation message to assure that their data is safe.

  • Disk Index - StuffIt creates a searchable index of any CD or DVD and can list all the files and contents of any archives stored on the disc, enabling the user to quickly browse and search CDs and DVDs even when the discs are not inserted in the computer.

  • Smaller is Better -StuffIt achieves what no other compression product has been able to do - reduce the size of JPEG photos by up to 30% with absolutely no loss in image quality and reduce folders and files by up to 98% of their original size.

  • Virus Protection - Users are protected from hidden viruses in compressed, archived, or encoded files! StuffIt works with anti-virus software's such as McAfee™ and Norton Antivirus™) to ensure automatic protection when files are expanded.

  • Strong 512-Bit Encryption - StuffIt has the ability to encrypt an entire archive requiring a password to open and browse its contents.

  • Console Application - StuffIt includes a console application designed specifically to allow users to script StuffIt functions in a Windows console environment.

  • Cross Platform Support - StuffIt preserves the Macintosh OS file information under Windows.

  • Automate FTP & Email - Users can point and click their way to instant automation. StuffIt 9.5 combines any number of steps into a single drop box eliminating routine tasks and simplifying life.

  • Safe & Secure - StuffIt self-repairs archived data, keeping it safe from transmission and media errors.

Pricing and Availability:

The MSRP for StuffIt Deluxe 9.5 is $39.99. The application is available at the Smith Micro web store at: http://www.stuffit.com/win/deluxe/ and popular retailers, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.

Registered users of any version of StuffIt Deluxe 9.0 can upgrade to StuffIt Deluxe 9.5 for no charge. Users of StuffIt Deluxe version 8.5 or earlier can upgrade for just $9.99. This upgrade offer is good until March 2007. To upgrade, please visit: http://www.allume.com/store/upgrades.html.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000 or XP; at least 64MB of installed RAM; 40MB hard disk space.

To learn more about StuffIt and our complete line of software, visit: www.stuffit.com, www.smithmicro.com or www.allume.com.

About Smith Micro Software:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communications and utility software solutions.. With a focus on wireless and broadband technologies and the Internet, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, data and image compression, digital image and music management. In addition, Smith Micro develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for Windows and Macintosh, empowering users in the areas of information access, removal, recovery, security, and Internet distribution. Smith Micro's leading brands are QuickLink®, StuffIt®, CheckIt®, Internet Cleanup™ and Spring Cleaning®. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through retail stores, Value-Added Resellers (VARs), Smith Micro's consumer, enterprise, wireless OEM sales groups and the company's websites. Smith Micro's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the company's financial prospects and projections, the company's plans for returning to sustained profitability and the company's ability to increase its business in segments of the company. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, fluctuations or cancellations in orders from distribution customers, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those presented in any forward-looking statement and are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, StuffIt, StuffIt Expander, StuffIt Deluxe, StuffIt Standard Edition, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

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